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Methodist Vows: Presence

Methodist Vows: “Presence” A Message on Hebrews 10:19-25 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church January 13, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Hebrews 10:19-25  (NRSV)   Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through […]

Methodist Vows: Prayers

Methodist Vows: “Prayers” A Message on Ephesians 6:18-20 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church January 6, 2019 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Ephesians 6:18-20  (NRSV)   Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints. 19 Pray also […]

He Is Born!

“He Is Born!” A Message on Luke 2:8-20 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Luke 2:8-20  (NRSV)   In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, […]

Road Trip

“Road Trip” A Message on Luke 2:1-7 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Dec. 16, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Luke 2:1-7  (NRSV) In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of […]

Family Tree

Family Tree A Message on Matthew 1:1-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Dec. 9, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Matthew 1:1-17  (NRSV)   An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham.   2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of […]

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Prayer Vigil

Prayer Vigil Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 am – 3:30 pm First United Methodist Church – Jacksonville Sanctuary The Called General Conference for the United Methodist Church begins Saturday, February 23. The opening day of the General Conference is devoted to prayer with a two-fold focus: Prayer for the Special Called General Conference and for […]

Wesleyan Roots: “The New Birth”

  Wesleyan Roots: “The New Birth” #45 A Message on John 3:1-21 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Nov. 25, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   John 3:1-21 NRSV)   Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we […]

Wesleyan Roots: “The Almost Christian”

  Wesleyan Roots: “The Almost Christian” #2 A Message on Acts 26:24-29 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Nov. 18, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Acts 26:24-29 (NRSV)   While he was making this defense, Festus exclaimed, “You are out of your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you insane!” 25 But Paul […]

Wesleyan Roots: “Scriptural Christianity”

  Wesleyan Roots: “Scriptural Christianity” #4 A Message on Acts 4:23-31 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Nov. 11, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Acts 4:23-31 (NRSV)   After they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 When they heard […]

Wesleyan Roots: “The Trouble and Rest of All Men”

  Wesleyan Roots: “The Trouble and Rest of Good Men” #127 A Message on Job 3:17-19 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Nov. 4, 2018 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com   Job 3:17-19 (NRSV)   There the wicked cease from troubling,    and there the weary are at rest. There the prisoners are at ease together;    they […]